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Skype’s new ‘Interviews’ feature lets you test candidates using a real-time code editor

Skype recently introduced a feature designed to cement its place among business users who aren’t as interested in things like emoji reactions or “Stories.” It now supports conducting technical interviews via its service through a new Skype Interviews feature. From a dedicated website, interviewers …

Uber acqui-hires social app studio Swipe Labs

Why would Uber buy a team that builds Snapchat competitors? To make its driver app feel more human. Uber has acqui-hired Swipe Labs, the social product studio run by Marwan Roushdy. He and a selection of engineers from the dozen-person startup will join Uber to work on the driver experience within …

Finally, a way to turn your smartphone into a universal remote

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Researchers create temperature sensor that runs on almost no power

Researchers at UC San Diego have developed a temperature sensor that runs on tiny amounts of power -- just 113 picowatts, around 10 billion times less power than a watt. The sensor was described in a study recently published in <i>Scientific Reports</i>. "We're building systems that have such low power …

UC San Diego

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Shoppers may see big changes after Amazon buys Whole Foods

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods could mean big changes for the way people buy groceries — and just about everything …

21 bot experts make their predictions for 2017

2016 was a huge year for bots, with major platforms like Facebook launching bots for Messenger, and Amazon and Google heavily pushing their digital assistants. Looking forward to 2017, we asked 21 bot experts, entrepreneurs, and executives to share their predictions for how bots will continue to …

iPad math app comes with real human tutor

The fifth-grader who just last year was at least one grade behind in math is now a year ahead and helping his classmates. Sebastian Johnson’s grasp and meteoric understanding of math did not happen because of the tutor he met with twice each week.<p>It was, his father Fred said, because of an iPad app …

Entrepreneur turns eBay sales into $2-million business

Marty Babayov watched his older brother make money by buying things and selling them online for a profit. Then, at 13, he tried his hand at it, …

10 Online Tools that Help Your Business Succeed

Every day, someone is coming up with an idea for a business and hoping that they can turn it into one of the biggest successes in the country. Almost …

Troubleshooting White Screen of Death Errors in WordPress

Sometimes WordPress just stops working. When you visit your site you’re met with is a stark white page and nothing else. It’s aptly referred to as …

Work With Us

This slideshow requires JavaScript.<p>HOW WE WORK<p><b>Choose your own adventure</b> · Everyone works from the location they choose. We’re spread out all over the …

CEO Tim Armstrong Makes Case (Again) That AOL Is Finally On The Mend

AOL has been the sad sack of online media for so long now that it almost makes Yahoo look good.<p>But at least the latest quarter showed the first year-over-year revenue growth in eight years–eight!–so it’s worth looking a little more closely at whether CEO Tim Armstrong has a handle on what can bring …

30 Tech Skills That Will Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary

But it's an ever-changing target. One day a skill is hot and the next it's not.<p>Job site Dice.com just sent us a list of tech skills that are worth over $100,000 a year. And that's just salary — a new job might also net you bonuses, stock options and the like. (Link, registration required.)<p>Dice is a …

Labor Economics

The 25 Best-Paying Companies For Software Engineers

Engineering talent is scarce, so companies are willing to pay big bucks to keep them happy.<p>Which companies pays their engineers the most?<p>Jobs review site Glassdoor helped us pull the top 25 companies around the world that pay their US-based software engineers the most.<p>The highest paying company …

Employment